Manhattan's changing census densities, from 1910 to 2010 (Shlomo Angel, Planet of Cities, Fig 3.3)

Manhattan is Apparently Less Dense Today Than it Was in 1910

Manhattan is home to some of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers. But despite its abundance of upward real-estate, a map created by Shlomo Angel shows the city actually has a lower population density as of 2010 versus 1910. Mr. Angel’s map comes from his book Planet of Cities. It’s a part of an upcoming New York Public Library presentation by the NYU Stern Urbanization Project and the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management.

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